How Can LCFF Be Used to Help Students Get Covered?
In districts with substantial numbers of low-income students, English learners, and foster youth, LCFF will provide more funding than schools previously received; and these amounts will increase over the eight-year implementation timeline.
These districts are also likely to have higher rates of students who are uninsured. Since healthy kids promote LCFF’s positive student outcomes, schools can spend some of their funds on activities that result in more students getting enrolled in health coverage. Schools are in the best position to decide how funds should be used in their district, whether it’s to have counselors who screen and refer students for coverage, or for parent coordinators, or school nurses. This is a time when schools can use these new resources to create a “culture of coverage” in their schools and to help students be ready to learn.